929: Environmental impacts - plant protection products
This paper is summarised from Chapter 4 of Natural England Research Report NERR030, ‘Environmental impacts of land management’.
Year of Publication2009
Conventional arable farming has a high economic dependence on crop protection products to deliver the productivity and quality of crop required. Legislative changes in the EEC restricting approved products and their usage could result in a reduction in productivity of approximately 25%. In 2006 pesticide concentrations were higher than the limit in 6.49% of surface water samples and there were six of the most severe category of pollution incidents involving pesticides. The Voluntary Initiative provides advice to farmers on best practice including training.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wastes management & pollution control
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
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